Abdelkader Scholarship

By: News Release
Oct 30th, 2019

The 2020 Abdelkader Global Leadership Prize with Scholarship Awards is open to all students enrolled at high schools and colleges in the United States. This contest offers opportunities for dialog about Islam, confronting challenges, reconciling differences, creating healthy diversity and fostering respectful engagement between all people, Muslims and non-Muslims.


The written essay or podcast interview script will reflect on Emir Abdelkader’s life and values to address how his legacy can be applied today. View details at www.abdelkaderproject.org/student-contest-2020/. Entries are due March 15, 2020.

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS: High School (1st Place-$1,000; 2nd Place-$750; 3rd Place-$500); College (1st Place-$1,500; 2nd Place-$1,000; 3rd Place-$750). Sign-up at www.abdelkaderproject.org/aglp-signup/.


EDUCATOR/MENTOR AWARD: A prize of $300 will be awarded to the educator who mentors the most qualifying student entries. Sign-up at www.abdelkaderproject.org/become-a-mentor/

Admired by President Lincoln, Emir Abdelkader represents a model statesman and humanitarian so important for creating understanding and balance in thinking about critical issues today. In 1883, The New York Times eulogized, “The nobility of his character won him the admiration of the world.”


The 501c3 non-profit Abdelkader Education Project (AEP) has sponsored the Abdelkader Global Leadership Prize since 2009.


Questions? Please contact Kathy Garms, at kathy@abdelkaderproject.org.



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